Day Six: What is your Zodiac Sign and does it fit your personality?
My Sign is a Gemini. I always identified with the characteristics of a Gemini and felt it fit my personality well. I will analyze Gemini and it’s characteristics and my opinion . Bold will be the analysis from this site. Also, i used a horoscope explanation from a Facebook meme but couldn’t find it’s creator . All images are from google images while searching Gemini tag.
This part is from the FB meme:
“In ancient Greek mythology, Gemini’s ruler – Mercury, was the light-footed messenger of the gods who darted back and forth across the heavens delivering news – which might explain why those born under the sign of the ‘Twins’ are always on the move; thirsty for knowledge and new experiences. Terminally curious and sometimes even mischievous, Geminis are multi-faceted souls who enjoy knowing a little bit of everything but generally not too much about one particular subject. It’s just that variety is the spice of their lives!”
– I agree with this 100%. I have basic intro 101 knowledge on so much random topics but once i learn the basics i move on. i haven’t found something to hold my attention yet that i would actually pursue further examination. I rather be knowledgeable about a lot than be fluent in a little.
“In Astrology, Geminis have also gained the reputation of being the incessant talkers of the zodiac. Those Twins that don’t have the ‘gift of the gab’ are usually talented writers or have a special interest in foreign languages. In love, they look for a partner who can keep up with them mentally and physically! And, to quote Oscar Wilde, “there’s one thing worse than people talking about you, that’s people not talking about you.” Whether Geminis like it or not, people are usually “talking about them”. Together with Scorpio and Virgos, they are a sign that is often discussed, dissected and sometimes even put down by the other signs of the zodiac. Sometimes this is a subtle form of jealousy by others, because Geminis do lead very unique and unusual lives. The Gemini personality can appear mysterious or detached to others and therefore they are often misunderstood and unappreciated for the talents they offer to the world at large.”
– I also agree with this. I prefer the written word and exchange proficiently and profoundly through it. When exchanging in person, i tend to like to listen and observe. I much more prefer to have exchanges through writings. I do haven an appeal to different languages. I majored in American sign language. One of my defining factors of a mate is intellect and i found that in my hubby. We can pass banter one minute and the next have a profound talk about the meaning of life. He not only has the ability to switch topics he is even more affluent in topics I’m not familiar with and presents new evidence to dissect and debate. I personally do feel people are always talking about me. I don’t personally care though.
“Another reason Geminis evoke so much interest is many born under this sign are multi-dimensionally talented. In money matters, some Geminis are very adept and quick at making it…and spending it too. Many Geminis are involved in international financial wheeling and dealing. They love the adventure and game playing involved in out-thinking other people. Gemini’s can be very haphazard about their financial affairs too, with many of them ending up in divorce courts mainly because their partners have become tired of living on the edge of a financial precipice.”
– This made me laugh. I think its true. I don’t hold money in high regards. Shit, the other day i went into rite aid and just picked up stuff i needed and what caught my eye and when the cashier told me the total i was like holy shit. She prompted me to swipe my card I was like lady give me a minute i need to pep talk myself to swipe. I do spend money quickly. However, I’m a saver. Or try to be at-least. I’m a planner for sure. I know i need x y and z paid and i need this amount for co-payment for this so i plan all the responsible bills and services in advance. I’m big on sorting money in envelopes, putting it aside for its purpose in advanced. I am conscious of the going and coming of my money but I’m just in the life circumstance where I’m living pay check to pay check. I feel i do manage money well. I make sure everything is bought and paid for and i try to shop economically. Just don’t let me go into a dollar store unattended…
“Characteristics of Gemini . Source from this site:
The constellation of Gemini depicts a set of twins, Castor and Polydeuces. It is from this picture that the zodiac draws the archetypal Gemini sign. Gemini is the legendary dualistic sign of the zodiac and is rumored to have almost a split persona, thus channeling the twin depiction. However, this dualism isn’t as simple as a personality split. Oftentimes, what is believed by others to be a dual personality is really a discrepancy between how the Gemini would like to be seen, and how he really is.
A passion for novelty
A curious disposition
Witty in speech and prone to banter
Creative and quick to task
Emotionally unreachable and difficult to pin down”
– My analysis .
I always identified with Gemini and duel personalities aspects. I always felt like i had two distinct sides. Growing up , I was always a polite well mannered nerd. During high-school I would report to all my classes, do all my work and get straight A’s. Once three o clock hit, my books went into my locker and my purse was swung over my shoulder and the party started. I partied and partied hard. Yet , i kept my two distinct personalities separate. The only constant was my honesty and kindness that transferred from books to bars. Yes, i was underage at party events. In discussion with the hubby this morning while researching our zodiac signs, he doesn’t perceive this to be a split persona. He interprets this just a good sense of work ethic and professionalism. He argued it’s something we all do, we all put on smile and good manners and work our 9-5 and that usually is a sugar coated version of ourselves for the sake of professionalism in a work environment. It made me ponder .I always identified so strong with the twin aspect of Gemini’s and thought it totally summed me up. However, now I’m just wondering if that’s just a professionalism trait and not an astrological trait. Also, no matter the environment i carry the same desire to be seen and respected in the same manner. I don’t portray myself in any way other than me .I don’t have assumptions on how people should decipher me. So, i don’t necessarily have that struggle of being seen one way and wanting to be seen in another. I’m the type of person that is very much you get what you see and i don’t particularly care if you like it or not.
I do agree with having a passion for novelty , curiosity and creativity. I would say though not so much in interpersonal interactions. I prefer through written word rather than face to face. That goes to say I’m not that socially out going. I used to be , for sure. But, now i evolved into a homebody. I’m perfectly happy to stay home with a good book, or even crappy reality tv show with the hubby and my dog. Also, i do no agree with the emotional aspect at all. At times i wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m an emphatic person and compassionate. I do tend to put myself second to others but I’m highly in tuned to my emotions.
In relationships, Geminis tend to theorize. They often look at “How I should feel” above “How I actually feel.” This causes them to get involved in relationships they are not ready for and those for which they are poorly matched. Also, because he is ever-chasing new pursuits, it is very difficult for a Gemini to accept commitment. This sign will always be seeking “the best of the best.””
This made me snicker. I do agree as a teen i dated some people that make me scratch my head now. I do guess i tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and so overlook red flags. I also tend to think i can fix people, help them. However, I’m loyal to a fault. If I commit , i commit for all I’m worth. With my hubby for instance, never for an instance did i think of not committing to him. People often seem shocked and amazed that i stayed with him through all we have underwent. It amazes me people would think of leaving when times are tough…that is a concept i don’t understand. I stand by my partner, good,bad, health and illness. I don’t fear commitment, at-least not to my knowledge.
“On the Job
Though easily distracted, Geminis can be excellent in the work force. They are not grunt laborers, however. If the job is interesting and appealing, the Gemini will get more done before lunch than his co-workers will accomplish all week. If the task at hand seems mundane and boring, he will procrastinate for a short time before moving on to a more challenging career
Gemini personalities love to be informed about all that is going on at the work place; they will look to their co-workers for input and advice. In spite of their insistence on being in the limelight, Geminis are great team players.”
-This is pretty spot on for me. I have a great work ethic. I laughed aloud at the getting more done before lunch then my coworkers for the week. That couldn’t be more true. I never attributed my work ethic to my astrological sign. I often wondered where i derived it from.
Gemini is not actually two minds. This seeming battle of personalities is often the result of a conflict between the emotions and the intellect. There is often a disconnect in most air signs between introspection and actuality. Geminis are theorizers, so they can be prone to believe they feel or need something that they actually do not. This is why a Gemini has an excellent time behaving politely when he is peeved, and is smitten when his heart is secretly wandering. Before an outsider can discern what a Gemini really wants, it is important for the Gemini to work out such issues himself.Despite the world’s wealth of knowledge and opportunity, a Gemini’s main challenge will be to know himself.”
-I would say i agree with parts if this. I often struggle with my passions and humanitarian side and realistic means to make ends meet. I struggle with following my heart and what the responsible adult thing is to do. But isn’t this simply a problem humans face during their phase of development? Maybe being a Gemini adds to the struggle because we’re unwilling to compromise with matters of our heart and mind. I am good at compartmentalizing my emotions, i can leave my problems at the door and go about my day with a smile on my face. I can be steaming angry and you would never know it- though as i get older i don’t care to hide it anymore. I feel like i know myself well however i have not found the balance to nourish both my passions and realistic living but i don’t feel it’s a challenge related to knowing myself. I think the challenge lies in living in such an enclosed environment and finding a way to survive without conforming and still have money to pay the bills .
Overall, I do seem many traits of myself and personality that falls under Gemini. But there was a lot of small things that didn’t quite fit. I spent the morning with the hubby going through all the signs and i actually believe i sound more like a Cancer sign than a Gemini… but that’s a discussion and exploration for a whole entire different post.